Press Release Summary:
Liebert Nform(TM) establishes single point of management that facilitates exposure of potential downtime threats and promotes prompt reaction to network events within data center infrastructure. Combining centralized management, data analysis, and trend reporting, real-time monitoring solution uses existing network infrastructure and can monitor any SNMP device that supports network interface. Dashboards provide at-a-glance graphs and charts for complete system view.
Original Press Release:
New Emerson Network Power Monitoring Software Provides Holistic View of Critical Infrastructure Within the Data Center
Liebert Nform(TM) adds centralized management, data analysis and trend reporting
to its real-time monitoring capabilities
Columbus, Ohio [October 28, 2009] - Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM), has released the latest version of its Liebert Nform infrastructure monitoring software. Available globally, the comprehensive monitoring solution establishes a single point of management that makes it easier to expose potential downtime threats and react properly to network events, while reducing expenses and maintaining operating efficiency, within data center critical infrastructure.
Liebert Nform combines real-time monitoring with cost-effective deployment through the use of the existing network infrastructure and monitors any simple network management protocol (SNMP) device that supports a network interface. The newest version of the software introduces a new management dashboard, enhanced trending capabilities and improved reporting, and also supports the recently launched Liebert MPX and Liebert MPH rack power distribution units.
The new Liebert Nform dashboard enables IT and data center managers to create a complete system view of all critical infrastructure equipment within the data center, allowing immediate response to changes in the critical system. It features graphs and charts that provide "at-a-glance" system views, including real-time status on each piece of equipment.
The dashboard also features detachable windows that take advantage of systems with multiple desktop monitors to allow access to more information. Navigating through the system allows IT and data center managers to quickly troubleshoot and understand the impact of events and issues. A detached alarms window ensures alarms and events have the appropriate visibility.
"A small problem in a data center can quickly escalate into a disaster. Knowing what is happening with power and cooling equipment can keep critical infrastructure systems at peak operating efficiency, which is vital to system reliability," said Anand Ekbote, vice president, Liebert monitoring, Emerson Network Power. "By utilizing a comprehensive approach to monitoring, Liebert Nform delivers the real-time data essential to maximizing critical system uptime given IT budget constraints and growing user demand."
Liebert Nform now also offers trending of device performance information and the ability to easily export current and historical data to external sources to create reports that help IT and data center managers understand the efficiency and capacity of the data center. Trend reports can dynamically update at operator-defined intervals or on specific alarm-events, which prevents the system from creating unnecessary traffic on the IT network. This trend analysis and reporting capability helps companies detect changes in equipment performance by graphically illustrating its operation history. Thus, bringing attention to potentially system-affecting conditions before they threaten critical systems.
Liebert Nform can increase the runtime of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems by sending shutdown commands to non-critical equipment. It is also both scalable and adaptable to grow as systems expand and business needs change.
For more information on the Liebert Nform, or any other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.liebert.com.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business- Critical Continuity(TM) from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Liebert power, precision cooling and monitoring products and services from Emerson Network Power improve the utilization and management of data center and network technologies by increasing IT system availability, flexibility and efficiency. For more information, visit www.liebert.com, www.emersonnetworkpower.com or www.eu.emersonnetworkpower.com.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.